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Offline Horning5

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Alex Mack
« on: March 15, 2014, 02:51:51 PM »
I was listening to a radio station out of Cleveland and they claim their are 3 teams in on Mack. Cleveland, Baltimore and Green Bay. Not sure where they get their info but just thought I would throw it out there.

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Re: Alex Mack
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2014, 04:41:36 PM »
I was listening to a radio station out of Cleveland and they claim their are 3 teams in on Mack. Cleveland, Baltimore and Green Bay. Not sure where they get their info but just thought I would throw it out there.

I heard Raven and the Colts were in the mix with two other unnamed teams that were battling it out.

I really hope we are not in the mix for signing him for a lot of money.
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Re: Alex Mack
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2014, 05:19:51 PM »
I was listening to a radio station out of Cleveland and they claim their are 3 teams in on Mack. Cleveland, Baltimore and Green Bay. Not sure where they get their info but just thought I would throw it out there.


Made a NEW TOPIC on Mack....nothing to do with EDS.
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Re: Alex Mack
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2014, 06:01:34 PM »
How much would someone like Mack approximately get?

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Re: Alex Mack
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2014, 07:42:30 PM »
last year there weren't many (any?) high profile centers acquired by "new" teams in free agency.

but in 2012 Chris Meyers (HOU) signed for $25 mil over 4, with $14 mil guaranteed (source:  http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/4/4/4140520/nfl-free-agents-2013-offensive-linemen-andre-smith/in/3947993). 

Mack is generally considered a better player, so i think we can project about $20 mil guaranteed on a long term deal for him.  but the transition tag throws a monkey wrench into negotiations.  in addition to forking over a huge guaranteed payment, a team signing him would have to throw some sweetener the Browns' way for Browns to waive their right to match the offer sheet.

the question becomes, would Mack agree to take less than the market rate to leave Cleveland?  we know LeBron would...

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Re: Alex Mack
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2014, 04:51:01 PM »
The interior OL is not a place I would expect TT to commit a lot of cash to.  There is already a good bit of money tied up in Lang and Sitton, so I would be very surprised to see TT throw a bunch of cash at Mack.

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Re: Alex Mack
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2014, 05:37:11 PM »
Yeah, I can't imagine there's any traction to that. Center is looked upon as one of those "disposable" positions, where you never quite get the ROI from paying an elite one.

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Re: Alex Mack
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2014, 12:46:59 AM »
Normally, I would totally agree with that stance. You just don't invest big money or assets on interior linemen. With that said, Alex Mack might be the best center in the NFL. He's young and has been playing at an All-Pro level for a fee years now. If you get an opportunity to add a guy like that, it's worth the investment.

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Re: Alex Mack
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2014, 02:39:42 AM »
Normally, I would totally agree with that stance. You just don't invest big money or assets on interior linemen. With that said, Alex Mack might be the best center in the NFL. He's young and has been playing at an All-Pro level for a fee years now. If you get an opportunity to add a guy like that, it's worth the investment.

I asked this in another thread but no one answered -- would you be willing to trade a draft pick for Mack? If so, how high? For me it depends on what kind of contract he signs. If it isn't going to hamper the team's future, I would be happy to part with a mid-round pick, maybe.

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Re: Alex Mack
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2014, 03:41:51 AM »
You don't need to give up a pick for Mack.

Transition tag does not require the "buying team" to compensate Cleveland if they sign Mack to an offer sheet and the Browns refuse to match.

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Re: Alex Mack
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2014, 04:11:09 AM »
This becomes a question of what can the Pack put in the contract that the Browns will have a really hard time matching.  The "poison pill" clauses are complicated and there are a lot of rules around them now.
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Re: Alex Mack
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2014, 12:08:48 PM »
There is no 'poison pill' in contracts anymore...since 2011.


Mack isn't going anywhere, IMO, and will sign his transition tag for $10M.
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Re: Alex Mack
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2014, 12:45:38 PM »
You don't need to give up a pick for Mack.

Transition tag does not require the "buying team" to compensate Cleveland if they sign Mack to an offer sheet and the Browns refuse to match.

I know it's not required, but it might be one way to sweeten the pot in lieu of trying to outbid the Browns.

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Re: Alex Mack
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2014, 01:55:20 PM »
Mack isn't going anywhere, IMO, and will sign his transition tag for $10M.

He definitely is not coming to the Packers.. they are not going to drop that amount of $$$ on a center... they would have easily brought back EDS at substantially less first if they valued the position more.

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Re: Alex Mack
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2014, 03:48:28 PM »
They could offer him Packer Stock in his contract.

No way the Browns could match that!!


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